Hunger Does Not Go on Holiday

As many families are making plans for holiday gatherings, meals and celebrations, one in five people in our community still faces the uncertainty of not knowing if a next meal will even come at all. “Hunger does not go on holiday,” said Kay Blackstock, executive director of Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB). “In fact, often […]

December 13, 2016

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Agency Spotlight: No Longer Bound

No Longer Bound is a 12-month residential regeneration center for men with drug and alcohol addiction. With a mission to rescue addicts, regenerate men and reconcile families, their program is intensive and it works — approximately 70% of residents will graduate No Longer Bound, free from their addictions and ready for a second chance at […]

October 28, 2016

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West Hall High School students pack more than 50,000 meals as service week starts

It was organized, if a bit chaotic at first — the first part of Spartan Service Week at West Hall High School on Monday. More than 900 students rotated through the cafeteria and packed 50,608 meals, Shenley Rountree, the coordinator for the week, said. “Everything got packaged,” Rountree said. The students formed groups of 12 […]

October 19, 2016

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Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church’s banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls. The annual Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting Georgia Mountain Food Bank was held Tuesday. The event includes a lunch featuring soup, salad and dessert, live and silent auctions and a presentation about the food bank’s impact in North […]

October 19, 2016

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Successful Empty Bowl Lunch Allows Georgia Mountain Food Bank to Provide More Than 527,000 Meals to Those in Need

Gainesville, Ga. — Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB) Annual Empty Bowl Lunch, a fundraising event that helps end hunger in Northeast Georgia, was deemed a success, raising enough money to help provide more than 527, 000 meals to those in need throughout Hall, Lumpkin, Union, Dawson and Forsyth counties. With corporate and table sponsors, including […]

September 28, 2016

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Live auction of one-of-a-kind art pieces fills empty bowls in our community

Gainesville, Ga.— What do President Jimmy Carter, Zac Brown Band, Governor Nathan Deal, University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and Georgia Institute of Technology President Bud Peterson have in common? All have officially participated in painting or signing a “celebrity” bowl for one of Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB’s) Empty Bowl luncheons. “Our Empty Bowl […]

September 19, 2016

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Kroger partnering with Georgia Mountain Food Bank for milk drive

There is one basic staple that food banks across the country are always lacking, and local Kroger stores want to change that. Gainesville Krogers are partnering with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for the Feed a Childhood campaign from Sept. 4-17. Customers can purchase a $1, $3 or $5 voucher for the food bank to […]

September 6, 2016

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank Welcomes New Board Members

Last year alone volunteer hours at Georgia Mountain Food Bank were equivalent to six full-time employees. With a staff of 10, this more than doubles the capacity of the Food Bank to serve its five-county service area of Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Dawson and Union counties. “All our volunteers are vital to our organization’s ability to […]

August 15, 2016

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Cargill Cares ‘Stocks the Shelves’ at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

According to a June report by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Georgia ranks as the seventh most food insecure state in the country.  In addition, almost 30 percent of people served through Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB) partner agencies are seeking help for the first time in their lives. Many are hardworking people […]

July 31, 2016

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Rotary Club of Hall County works with other groups in support of Georgia Mountain Food Bank

In partnership with the Gainesville Housing Authority, the Rotary Club of Hall County visited the Georgia Mountain Food Bank this week to paint decorative bowls that will be kiln fired and exchanged for donations at this year’s food bank”feed the hungry” fundraiser. The event will be held in September at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Volunteers from the Rotary […]

July 21, 2016

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